Cloud9 withdraws from IEM Dallas 2024 qualifiers because of preparations for Major

Cloud9 declined a direct invite to the closed qualifier for IEM Dallas 2024 in order to focus on preparing for PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024. The club announced this via its social media accounts.

Ahead of the start of the qualifiers for the IEM tournament in Dallas, which will be held from March 11 to 13, it became known that the previously invited Cloud9 was replaced by Apeks. The reasons for the changes in the team list were not reported.

Cloud9, as a participant of the Opening Stage, has less than a week to prepare for the upcoming Major. The first opponent of the Russian team, which received the highest starting seeding, will be ECSTATIC.

Note that PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 will take place from March 17 to 31 in the capital of Denmark. 24 of the world's strongest rosters will compete for a prize pool of $1.25 million.